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Houston Climbs 没有. 9 in New Ranking of Best Cities in America

Published Jun 07, 2023 by Brina Morales

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Houston has once again climbed the rankings of this year's list of America's Best Cities 没有. 从No到9. 去年11, drawing praise for its culture, 多样性, restaurant scene and number of Fortune 500 headquarters.

The annual 报告 by Resonance Consultancy, an international consulting firm, describes Houston as "America's stealthy powerhouse on the rise," pointing to the city's strong domestic and international migration, international festivals, and ethnically diverse population and food scene. According to the Partnership's latest 全球休斯顿 报告, international migration surged in 2022, accounting for the largest share of the region's population growth.

Houston has steadily climbed the America's Best Cities rankings over recent years. In 2022, it ranked 11th compared to 17th in 2021. The latest 报告 also highlights how Houston is reclaiming its position as Space City by investing in the future of aerospace. One of those key investments and economic development projects is the Houston Spaceport, one of only 10 FAA-licensed commercial spaceports in the U.S., and the only one in an urban location, just outside of downtown. According to the 报告, tenants at the spaceport have been awarded nearly $4 billion in new contracts. The spaceport's three major anchor tenants are Collins 航空航天, Axiom Space and Intuitive Machines. 

The 报告 also applauded Houston's Cost-of-Living-Adjusted Earnings and ranked the city fourth for Fortune 500 companies. Fortune recently released its 2023 Fortune 500 list, ranking Texas as the leading state with the most Fortune 500 headquarters. The greater Houston metro area has the second-largest hub of Fortune 500 headquarters with a total of 25.

Resonance also featured 餐厅 that opened post-pandemic such as Hamsa, Casa Nomad and Urbe. In 2022, the greater Houston area received 10 semifinalist nominations for the James Beard Awards. Recently, Houston Chef Benchawan Jabthong Painter and owner of Street to Kitchen won Best Chef in the Texas category in this year's James Beard Awards.

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Economic Development

Fulshear Lands as Second Fastest-Growing City in Nation

Fulshear, a bustling community in Fort Bend County, has seen significant growth, emerging as the second fastest-growing city in the nation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fulshear’s population increased by 25.6 percent in 2023. The Greater Houston Partnership’s monthly 报告 also shows that Fulshear’s population has grown by over 70 percent since 2021, 超过42个,000居民.   To accommodate the ongoing growth, numerous new projects are in development, offering residents places to live, 工作和娱乐. Among these is Fulshear Junction, a recently announced 126.9-acre mixed-use development. Situated north of FM 1093 and west of Wallis Street, this project will bring 251 single-family homes and feature a variety of shops, 餐厅, 办公室, 公园, recreational areas and a daycare facility, according to Community Impact.   单击展开 另外, Fulshear网关, a 20,000 square foot 零售 center, recently broke ground at the intersection of Wallis Road and FM 359, near the city’s downtown district. The development will have three buildings, featuring a mix of 餐厅, 零售, medical and beauty services. According to Community Impact, construction is expected to be completed in 2025.   单击展开 与此同时, developers are also addressing the influx of new residents by launching master-planned communities to meet the demand. Cross Creek West, a 1,258-acre development, will add more than 3,000 homes upon completion. 另外, Cross Creek Ranch, a 3,200-acre community, will bring over 5,000 homes to the area.  To continue to draw people, businesses and developers to the area, the city recently proposed a nearly $70 million Capital Improvement Plan for projects in fiscal year 2024-25. The plan encompasses various projects, including drainage, 设施, 公园 and technology, streets and traffic, water and wastewater initiatives. 值得注意的是, the plan allocates the largest portion of funding, $40.82 million, to wastewater projects. The proposed funding for drainage includes the Downtown Eastside drainage project, which aims to eliminate the need for on-site detention for businesses. 另外, the city is also working to add concrete paving, a pedestrian plaza and street parking to Harris Street from FM 1093 to Fifth Street, making the area more walkable. Construction on Harris Street is set to begin this summer and is expected to be completed in 2025. “[We are] hoping to see that mixed-use lifestyle type of place, where we will have 零售 and 餐厅 and things to do for our young families, our teenagers—really everyone of all ages,” said Annel Guadalupe, Economic Development Director of the Fulshear Development Corporation in a statement. “We’re starting with Harris Street, but the hope is to really do all of downtown, one street at a time, so we can really see that come to life.”  Discover more about the ongoing growth in Fulshear. 

Growth in 春天的分支 Driving New Developments, Businesses to the Area

Once characterized by its rural charm and agricultural heritage, 春天的分支, nestled within the heart of Houston, has undergone a significant transformation, evolving into a bustling community.  Over the past decade, 春天的分支 has seen a notable surge in population, 从107开始,271 to 120,667居民, according to the 春天的分支 Management District (SBMD). Situated at the crossroads of Houston's major arteries - Interstate 10, 环城公路8, Highway 290 and the 610 Loop - 春天的分支 provides accessibility to some of the city’s busiest areas. The area is also strategically positioned near the 皇冠HGA010官方下载 Corridor, Downtown and Memorial. This substantial growth, coupled with seamless urban connectivity, has positioned it as an attractive destination for new developments and businesses.   单击展开 Witte Road Redevelopment Project Last year, the Witte Road Redevelopment project was completed, converting a former 1.53-acre warehouse on Witte and Westview roads into a neighborhood hotspot for dining and 零售. The development features two flagship Underbelly Hospitality concepts, Wild Oats and Underbelly Burger, alongside The Decoy, an expansive outdoor bar with sand volleyball courts.  Houston-based Newfound Partners, a new commercial real estate firm, also recently redeveloped a 28,500-square-foot industrial building at 1106 Witte Road into an innovative, single-level office development. The building now serves as Newfound’s headquarters and is also home to Cannon Field, 莱格公司, On Point Custom 首页s and more.   单击展开 MarqE Entertainment Center 与此同时, 春天的分支’s culinary scene is booming with new businesses. 值得注意的是, 克里斯汀•哈, winner of MasterChef season three, unveiled Stuffed Belly, a novel drive-thru sandwich concept, 去年. 飞行员披萨 & Drafthouse and SeaSide Poke were unveiled this year as the latest additions to 春天的分支's MarqE Entertainment Center. 另外, beloved Heights hand-rolled sushi eatery Hando and a new cafe venture by the owners of Urban Eats, 被称为盐 & Sugar, are expanding into the area.   单击展开 春天的分支 Trail Amid ongoing growth and development, 春天的分支 remains committed to elevating its quality of life through the enhancement of 公园, green spaces and trails. SBMD recently announced that construction is set to commence this summer on a 1-mile concrete stretch that will connect two existing hike-and-bike trails – Emnora and 春天的分支.   Slated for completion in 2025, this project marks the third phase of SBMD's comprehensive strategy to link the Addicks Reservoir near 环城公路8 with the White Oak Bayou Greenway. The initial phase, finalized in 2020, introduced the 2.4-mile 春天的分支 Trail, with the second phase set to expand upon this trail once nearby utility tower work concludes.  单击展开 Haden Park Rendering 另外, SBMD is working to revitalize Haden Park, which spans 13-acres at the northeast corner of Long Point and Witte Road. According to SBMB’s 2024 Master Plan, 这个项目, slated to begin construction in 2025, will add an event lawn, 狗公园, 飞溅垫, 树屋, pickleball法院, playgrounds and public art installations, alongside other improvements to existing infrastructure.  Discover Houston’s neighborhoods and communities.  


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